On this day, December 26, 1966 Dr. Maulana Karenga celebrates the 1st Kwanzaa, a seven day African American celebration of family and heritage. Kwanzaa is Swahili for 1st fruits of the season. Kwanzaa is celebrated after Christmas from December 26-January 1

The Nguzo Saba or “7principles” are seven principles of life to live by and one is celebrated each day. Today is UMOJA or “Unity” To strive for and maintain unityin the family, community, nation and race.

To learn more about Kwanzaa and how to practice visit the site. http://www.officialkwanzaawebsite.org



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